Supporting individuals who have arrived on the governments resettlement schemes.
Who we are
The project is part of a Coventry partnership which assists and empowers newly arrived individuals and families so that they can rebuild their lives in their new home.
Set up in Coventry in 2014, it started out by supporting Afghan interpreters and their families who used to work with the British Army in Afghanistan.
The UK government then launched the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) and Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme (RVC), which resettle vulnerable families and children from countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt and Turkey.
It is formed of local organisations Coventry City Council, Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre, Coventry Citizens Advice, Positive Youth Foundation, Foleshill Women’s Training and St Francis Church of Assisi.
Currently, Coventry has welcomed over 800 refugees through these programmes, one of the best responses of any local authority in the country.
We also support people through the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP), launched in 2021. We support people with social integration, information about life in the UK and involvement in social activities.
What we offer
The project assists and empowers newly arrived individuals and families so that they can rebuild their lives in their new home, including signposting to other Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre (CRMC) services such as English classes. CRMC works in three specific areas to support those arriving on the two schemes; community participation, social integration and employment
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